Tag: politics

Proud of the Athletes

While I’m not a big fan of the game of football, I must say that I’m quite proud of the athletes who chose to kneel and take a silent stand. This is what being a patriot is all about! It’s a shame when I hear folks who claim to love this country and want to

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Are you “Woke” or still “Sleep”??

What does it mean to be “Woke”? This term has seen a resurgence recently and become, in my opinion, quite trendy. What the general public now knows as “Woke”, was at one time referred to as “conscious,” and it’s existed in the collective Black community for a very long time. It seems to be one

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What is goin on America?!

Is it just me, or are you feeling like the world is going crazy right about now!? I couldn’t believe it when I read that the police officer, Jeronimo Yanez who murdered Philando Castile was acquitted of all charges. Smh. What kind of society allows this to happen? Then on Sunday morning in Seattle, police officers

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What is the true definition of being “Culturally Diverse”?

When the issue of diversity has come up I’ve noticed that the concept has different meanings for people, depending on your ethnicity, your culture, your sexual orientation, your level of education, financial status, employment status, political affiliation, the community you live in, and how you’ve been raised among a myriad of other factors. Diversity: The quality or

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Time for a new version of Capitalism

“The function of government is to represent the middle income and working people rather than just the wealthy and the powerful. [We have come to] worship greed.” ~Representative Bernie Sanders Capitalism is defined as an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods; by investments that are determined by private decision; and

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All Hail President Chump– I mean Trump!

For those of you who identify as a person of color, are part of the working class and lower middle class who voted for Trump…let me just say Congratulations and allow me to extend a heart-felt WTF?!  Do you not know that you have been Bamboozled? Led Astray? Run Amok? And for those of you

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Politics 101: Educate yourself before you vote…

Politics– a subject that has the most significant impact on each and every one of us, yet is possibly the least understood at its core. Here are a few bullet points that in my humble opinion, sum up what Politics is all about: Republicans and Democrats both play to the rich 1% and to the

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Why silence fuels Oppression and aids the Oppressor

Oppression: The exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner. Oppression in essence is the experience of repeated, widespread, systemic injustice. At times it’s extreme and violent and other times it’s subtle and if you have not experienced it or prefer to walk through life with blinders on, you may miss

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It’s time for “Real Talk”

Institutional racism, racial profiling, classism, gender and sexual orientation discrimination, colorism– these are  all constructed, yet irrefutable and substantive social issues that continue to follow us, from one generation to the next, with no apparent resolution or end in sight. And the thing is, not many people are willing to really talk about them. And when

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